Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
If you're cool with only 6 games at a time, why pay?
Maybe it's that if you have only 6 games on the go you actually stop and think about each move. I decide I don't have enough games to play (usually during a holiday) and join a couple of tournaments. Then, when work kicks back in, I find I am making lots of moves very quickly, with an inevitably large number of mistakes.
I wonder whether my rating would be higher if I only had 6 games to play? [Although I still wouldn't trouble the top 100 even then!]